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1

When should residual limb shaping begin following amputation, and how often should wrapping be changed?

Immediately after surgery. Change 4x/day

2

What gait aid should you avoid during pre-prosthetic gait training

Crutches - they promote poor gait patterns

3

When is the definitive prosthesis usually usually created after amputation?

3-6 months

4

What do you wear after the surgical scar has healed?

Elastic shrinker

5

What can be done to prevent adherence of the scar to soft tissue and bone?

Scar mobilization

6

What are 3 common contracture patterns of the LE following amputation?

Hip flexion, knee flexion, hip abduction